Mahadhammarakkhita, Mahādhammarakkhita: 1 definition


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. With thirty thousand others, he came from Alasanda to the Foundation Ceremony of the Maha Thupa. Mhv.xxix.39.

2. Mahadhammarakkhita. An ancient Commentator, generally called Tipitaka Mahadhammarakkhita, who is quoted several times in the Commentaries. He was a contemporary of Dighabhanaka Abhaya. E.g., DhSA.267, 278, 286f.; Vibha.81; PSA.405. 3. Mahadhammarakkhita. An Elder of Tuladhara vihara in Rohana. Tipitaka Culabhaya went to him from the Mahavihara in order to learn from him the Doctrine. At the end of the teaching, Dhammarakkhita asked Abhaya to give him a subject for meditation, for, he said, Abhaya had a greater knowledge than he of that matter. The subject was given, and soon after Dhammarakkhita attained Nibbana, and died while preaching at the Lohapasada. Vsm.96f. 4. Mahadhammarakkhita. See Yonaka Mahadhammarakkhita.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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